Marc Chagall at War

Marc Chagall and the War, Part Two Vitebsk as an Art Center When the Great War began, like all eligible and fit young men, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was conscripted for military service to his motherland, the Russian Empire. A more unsuitable soldier could hardly be...

Marc Chagall and Jewish Theater, Part Two

Marc Chagall in Moscow The Murals for the Jewish Theater, Part Two Perhaps because he was the first to visually imagine a totally Yiddish world, mystical and magical, sophisticated and folkish, avant-garde and traditional, Marc Chagall’s ability to capture the...

Marc Chagall and Jewish Theater, Part One

Marc Chagall in Moscow The Murals for the Jewish Theater To the end of his life, Marc Chagall remained circumspect about his ouster from the People’s Art School in Vitebsk. And the coup against the artist was no small event. Chagall had been appointed by none...

Marc Chagall and the Russian Revolution

Marc Chagall and the Revolution Vitebsk as an Art Center, Part Two A quiet and gentle man who loved his wife and cared for his family, especially his newly arrived daughter, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was an unlikely revolutionary. In fact, his position was not unlike...

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